Your undergraduate open day guide
Everything you need to know about attending our undergraduate open days
Here’s all the information you need to make the most of your upcoming undergraduate open day visit. We can’t wait to welcome you to our stunning campus, we know you’ll love it here as much as we do.
Plan your open day visit
Please book your open day in advance so we know to expect you. We’ll send you a confirmation email within 24 hours of receiving your booking, and all further information about the open day will be via email too. If you don’t receive an email within 24 hours, please check your junk/spam folder.
The email confirmation will be sent to the address used at the time of booking. Please use the name and email address of the prospective student.
You only need to make one booking to cover yourself and any guests accompanying you.
Curate your own open day experience by booking subject talks, campus tours and accommodation viewings at times to suit you. We’ll let you know as soon as session bookings are open (usually a month before the open day) and recommend booking as early as possible as some places are limited. You can view, amend and cancel your session bookings via your RSVP page.
- Our campus is one of the largest in the UK, and it can take 10-15 minutes to walk from one side of campus to the other. Please allow some time to walk between sessions so you can arrive on time for your booked session.
- As some session places are limited, please avoid booking any clashing sessions. This is to maximise the opportunities for all visitors on the day.
- Take the opportunity to find out more about a couple of subjects on the day, even if you already think you know what you want to study.
- If subject specific sessions are fully booked, you may still be able to speak to student ambassadors and academic staff at drop-in sessions.
You're welcome to bring other people with you to share your open day experience. Please note, some activities, including some talks, will have limited capacity, so we may have certain activities that are 'student only' or 'student plus one guest' - this is for our most popular talks where we want as many people as possible to be able to see them, and there is a limited capacity for talks throughout the day.
You only need to make one booking to cover yourself and any guests accompanying you. Please use the name and email address of the prospective student when making your booking.
Travel to campus
We're working with National Express to help you save money on your travel to open day.
Take a look at the open day travel page to find out how to make the most of these offers.
The easiest way to reach the University of Birmingham is by train, using our own aptly named on campus train station, ‘University’. The journey takes approximately seven minutes from Birmingham New Street station.
Parking on campus is very limited and regrettably, we cannot guarantee a parking space for open day visitors. We strongly recommend using public transport to reach the University.
What to expect on the day
We’ll send you an email and text on the day which you can use to self check-in when you arrive. If you have any issues checking in, please visit a check-in/information point and someone will be happy to help you.
You can find details of the sessions you’ve booked in advance on your RSVP page, you’ll find the link in your open day emails from us. You can collect a campus map from a check-in/information point on the day.
Experience our green and spacious campus with a guided walking tour. Tours take place every 15 minutes between 09:00 until 15:30, and are bookable via your RSVP link.
A selection of accommodation buildings and flats at the Vale Village and Selly Oak village will be open for you to view on the day. Please book your slot via your RSVP page.
As halls are currently occupied, we only have a small selection open at our open day, however you can view all the different types of accomodation on offer via our 360 tours.
Our Accommodation team will be on-hand to answer all of your questions too.
Make the most of your open day visit and explore what the city of Birmingham has to offer. We're only seven minutes from the city centre by train, so there's plenty of time to visit.
Whether you want to refuel with a hot drink, grab a snack to go or experience some street food, you’ll find a range of delicious options available at our open day. Our student ambassadors can direct you to the nearest catering outlet.
You can amend or cancel your open day booking via your RSVP page. If you can’t make it to an open day, there are other opportunities to visit campus throughout the year.
Accessibility on campus
We have implemented a programme of accessibility adaptations on campus. All new buildings and major conversions are being designed with accessibility in mind. A mobility map giving an overview of the Edgbaston campus showing the main access routes for wheelchair users is available on the day from all check-in/information points and the Aston Webb Reception (building R6).
View our Edgbaston campus mobility map
We have dedicated parking bays on campus for Blue Badge holders and all new buildings and major campus developments are being designed with accessibility in mind. Please contact us to discuss any requirements and we can advise.
If you have any questions about attending our open day, please contact us at email@example.com